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    Practical Lessons for Conflict-Sensitive Development

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2009

    This paper explores how a 'conflict and violence sensitive' framework in project assessment, design and implementation facilitates early identification and mitigation of negative consequences of competition and dispute, and promotes sustainable development over the longer term. It discusses the role of renewable resources in perpetuating conflict and violence, and distills lessons from selected development programming experiences in managing conflict risks associated with these dynamics.

  2. Library Resource
    Land policies and farm productivity in Thailand cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 1988
    Thailand

    This study assesses the economic implications of land ownership security in rural Thailand. It uses data from this country to rigorously analyze several aspects of land ownership security. It provides both qualitative and quantiative information on the effects of ownership security. The study presents a conceptual model and literature review and is followed by separate discussions on the evolution of land rights in Thailand; the study methodology and the nature of the data; and the credit market.

  3. Library Resource
    August, 2013

    Forest resources directly contribute to
    the livelihoods of 90 percent of the 1.2 billion people
    living in extreme poverty and indirectly support the natural
    environment that nourishes agriculture and the food supplies
    of nearly half the population of the developing world.
    Forests also are central to growth in many developing
    countries through trade and industrial development. However,
    mismanagement of this resource has cost governments revenues

  4. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Rwanda

    For Rwanda, one of the poorest countries in the world, trade offers the most effective route for substantial poverty reduction. But the poor in Rwanda, most of whom are subsistence farmers in rural areas, are currently disconnected from markets and commercial activities by extremely high transport costs and by severe constraints on their ability to shift out of subsistence farming. The constraints include lack of access to credit and lack of access to information on the skills and techniques required to produce commercial crops.

  5. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Delivering on the Promise of Pro-Poor
    Growth contributes to the debate on how to accelerate
    poverty reduction by providing insights from eight countries
    that have been relatively successful in delivering pro-poor
    growth: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia,
    Tunisia, Uganda, and Vietnam. It integrates growth analytics
    with the microanalysis of household data to determine how
    country policies and conditions interact to reduce poverty

  6. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Vietnam

    In the wake of reforms to establish a free market in land-use rights, Vietnam is experiencing a pronounced rise in rural landlessness. To some observers this is a harmless by-product of a more efficient economy, while to others it signals the return of the pre-socialist class-structure, with the rural landless at the bottom of the economic ladder. The authors' theoretical model suggests that removing restrictions on land markets will increase landlessness among the poor, but that there will be both gainers and losers, with uncertain impacts on aggregate poverty.

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2012
    Haiti

    The overall objective of the present study is to contribute to the knowledge-base that is urgently required for the implementation of sustainable rural development activities in Haiti.

  8. Library Resource
    May, 2012
    Kenya

    This report examines the legal,
    administrative, and regulatory barriers that are preventing
    women in Kenya from contributing fully to the Kenyan
    economy. Building on the 2004 Foreign Investment and
    Advisory Service (FIAS) report, "Improving the
    Commercial Legal Framework and Removing Administrative and
    Regulatory Barriers to Investment," this study looks at
    the bureaucratic barriers facing women in Kenya through a

  9. Library Resource
    May, 2012
    Mozambique

    This assessment, reflecting
    poverty's many dimensions in Mozambique, combines
    multiple disciplines and diagnostic tools to explore
    poverty. It draws on a combination of approaches and tools
    from three separate analytical diagnostics developed by the
    World Bank: poverty assessment, country gender assessment,
    and country social analysis. It uses monetary, human, and
    social indicators and combines quantitative and qualitative

  10. Library Resource
    August, 2012

    The recent surge in food and fuel prices
    has prompted countries with high dependence on food imports
    to try and lock in future food supplies through direct
    investment in agricultural production in other countries.
    The price surges also led to a wave of proposals to invest
    in biofuels investments in agricultural land. While such
    investment can provide large benefits, it also carries
    considerable risks both to investors and citizens in the

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